Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 21, 1890, Image 1

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Ink Slings.
—An Indian Messiah furnishes a
study for the theosophists.
—The dreams produced by the
Thanksgiving mince pie are not of the
iridescent variety.
—TItis now called PorTER’s “alleged
census,’ but it is a stretch of courtesy to
call it even that.
— Was it preparatory to the Thanks-
giving feast that the Republicans had
their goose so well cooked ?
—Early in the month the Democratic
rooster was the predominant fowl, but
November winds up with the turkey on
top. ’
— Admitting that Tom REED is eor-
rect in saying that the ladies caused the
tariff slump, what is he going to do
about it ?
—Since the McKinley bill has been
satisfactorily attended to, isn’t it about
time to give some attention to the prin-
ter’s bill ?
— Argentine securitizs, which got the
English bankers into such trouble, may
* have a silvery name, but they failed to
produce golden returns.
— What sort of a political crop ‘‘hay-
seed” is going to produce is one of the
problems over which the politicians of
the country are earnestly cogitating.
—There was a bold leader named
Quay, who, like most other dogs, bad
his day , but now, if he could, he’d peel
bark or saw wood, since he’s lost his
tight grip on Pa.
—Dr. Kocn’s discovery of a sure cure
for consumption would be of service to
Pennsylvania bossism if its disease
hadn’t developed such galloping symp-
toms attended with an unmistakable
death rattle.
—Some one has suggested Mayor
FITLER as a proper successor to CAMER-
ox in the Senate. No doubt FITLER re-
gards the suggestion as very fitting, but
it isn’t likely that CAMERON will go off
into fits over it.
—MCcKINLEY has been styled by the
friends of protected monopoly, ‘‘the
Napoleon of the Tarif.” This title is
rendered sufficiently becoming by the
fact that in the early part of this month
McKINLEY got his Waterloo.
—If Von MoLTKkA’s eyes were affect-
ed by the torchlights on the occasion of
his birthday celebration, what would be
the condition of the old soldier’s optics
if they were to experience the glare of
an American Presidential campaign ?
—TIt isn’t gallant for the tariff states-
men to charge their overthrow to female
influence. Nothing was more natural
than that the ladies should kick at an
increased price of dry goods, and the
high tariff furni:hed occasion for such
feminine recalcitration.
— Whatever may be the relations ex-
isting between North and South Dakota,
it is to be hoped that the same amicable
feeling may prevail between the gover-
nors of those two states that was express-
ed by the remark which passed between
the executives of the two Carolinas.
—1It is reported that DELAMATER in-
tends to contest CAMERON'S claim to the
United States senatorship. If this be
true, they both being millionaires, the
Senatorial persimmon will be knocked by
the longest pecuniary pole brought to
bear on a purchasable Legislature.
—We have received a specimen of
beet root sugar from the Onxard Beet
Sugar Factory in Nebraska. It looks so
white and pure and innocent that we
are loath to class it among the infant
industries that are bawling for another
twist of the tariff screw for their protec-
—1In his lectures STANLEY speaks of
a'race of pigmies he met with in the wilds
of Africa. But there may be found in the
wilderness of Republican politics at this
time a number of statesmen who have
reason to feel smaller than the diminu-
tive savages discovered by the African
— A vote on the question of a nation-
al flower has resulted in a big majority
for the forget-me-not. There is so
much connected with the late election
which Quay and his gang would hike to
have forgotten that it is hardly probable
they will take kindly to a national flow-
er with such a name.
—They are going to enact a law in
Oklahoma which will make it a criminal
libel for a newspaper to even insinuate
anything against a man’s character,
whether it be a fact or not. If Quay
would have had the advantage of such a
law there wouldn't have been occasion
for so much dignified silence.
—The result of the recent elections,
particularly that of Indiana, has had the
effect of a surgical operation in cutting
the conviction into the Harrison cra-
nium that there is no chance of a second
term for the present administration.
Nothing but a sharp incision of this
kind could get a correct idea of the sit-
uation into the “big head” covered by
Grandfather’s hat.
2 =
VOL. 35.
NO. 46.
Tribute to Thurman.
The banquet at Columbus last Mon-
day night to which a thousand Demo
crats were drawn from all parts of the
country to, do honor to ALLEN G.
. THURMAN, the oldest and foremost re-
: presentative of Democracy in the land
I and “the noblest Roman of them all,”
| was the most remarkable demonstra-
| tion of the kind that this country has
| ever seen. As a tribute to a man
whose public life has been marked as
much by moral as by intellectual
| greatvess, it was a grand conception ;
land in giving occasion for the lead-
| ers of the Democratic party to get to-
gether at the opportune moment of a
| great party victory, it admirably fitted
linto the grand movement of political
There was no better time for a meet-
ing of leading Democrats ; no more au-
spicious occasion for the interchange
to the
| principles and whose name is the syno-
nym of Democracy.
The individnal tribute paid to Mr.
TuurMaN by each of the thousand
Democrats assembled at the Columbus
banquet represented the aggregate love
and affection of the Democracy for the
old chieftain whose declining years are
illumined by the halo reflected from
illustrious service rendered his country
and his party. As long as history
shall con inue to bear upon its pages
bier Democrat or purer patriot than
CT CE ——
ciamorous for the repeal of the Me-
Kinley tariff hill, saying that the
sooner it is repealed the better. That
journal has always been opposed to
the high tarift policy of its party as be-
ing founded upon wrong principles,
and now it is strengthened in its op-
position by the result of the election
which has shown that public senti-
ment is opposed to a monopoly tariff.
But it isn’t probable that the con-
gress which passed the McKinley bill
It has been dazed by the election, but
lieve that their tarift legislation was
responsible for the result. They are
ready to assign a'most any other rea
son for their defeat. Some of them
may admit that the new tariff bill had
an effect in adversely influencing the
vote, but then they say that the public
mind had not time to properly under-
stand and appreciate the benefits of the
McKinley measure, and that all that is
necessary to make it popular is a bet-
ter acquaintance with it. After its
blessings are more fully showered up-
on the people they will accord it en-
thusiastic approval. Now, it can’t be
expected that men laboring under such
a delusion will go back on their form-
er action.
But even if the congressional leaders
should be fully convinced that their re-
cent tariff legislation produced the
change in public sentiment that has
overthrown their power in congress,
they would stili be unwilling to retrace
their course on that question. The
McKinley bill was passed in compli-
ance with a bargain made with the
protected monopolies. Those monopo-
listic interests must be served, for the
party needs the money derived
from that source for political purposes.
This consideration precludes anything
like a repeal of the monopoly tariff.
Reports are in circulation con-
cerning irregularities in the holding of
the election in Tioga county on the 4th
inst., which, if true, call for investiga-
tion. They point to practices which
cut down Mr. ELrLior's vote to an
extent that made a majority appear
against him. It is due to that gentle
man, as well as to the honest people of
the whole country,that these irregulari-
ties should be looked into, It is said
that Mr. Errior’s friends,having learn-
ed of this crookedness, are about to
bring the matter before court in the
shape of a contest.
of congratulations ; no worthier object |
of the party’s homage than “the Old |
Roman®’ whose lite has been devoted |
maintenance of Democratic |
the record of Democratic achievements |
so long will it transmitto future genera- |
tions of Americans the name of no no- |
The McKinley Bill Not Likely to Ee
The Chicago Tribune, the leading’
Republican journal of the West, is:
will da anything towards its repeal. |
its. members can’t be induced to be-
Offices 1m the Gift of Governor FPat-
Governor Parrison will have sever-
al important and good paying officzs at
his disposal and a number that are of in-
ferior importance and profit. The salar-
ies of the offic al positions he will fill by
appointment range from $4,000 down
to $300. Of these the offices of Attor-
ney General and Secretary of the Com-
monwealth are the most important
and lucrative.
salary of $3,500, but the fees of the of-
fice make it worth, in tne estimation
of leading lawyers, anywhere between
$16,000 and $18,000 a year. The sal-
ary of the Secretary of the Common-
wealth is $4,000 a year, but in addi-
tion to this he receives fees which
bring his compensation up to about
$12,000 or $15.000 per annum. So it
18 seen that these two offices are desir
able os well for their profit as for their
prominence. In the way of emolu-
| ment they surpass thatof the Governor
whose annual pay is $10,000 without
extra fees.
The other high offices which the
new Governor will fill are those of adju-
tant General, with a salary of $2,500;
| Superintendent of Public Instruction,
$2.500 ; Insurance Commissioner, $3,-
000 ; State Librarian, $2,500; Private
Secretary, $2,500; Executive Clerk,
$1,500 ; Assistant to Executive Clerk,
$1,200; Messenger, $1,200; Factory
Inspector, $1,500.
In addition to these are a number of
anthracite and bituminous mine in-
spectors which will be filled by the
Governor's appointment, they having
, salaries ranging from $2,000 to $3,000.
Some offices in Philadelphia, con-
‘nected with the State government,
| will be filled by the Governor. ~~ «
A number of prominent Democrats
have been named for the higher posi-
tions under the State government, To
express a preference for any of them
would be invidious, and, therefore, so
far as we are concerned we shall be
content with the selection which the
Governor shall make.
The Legislative Majority.
It is unfortunate for the welfare of
the State that a Legislature which would
acree with Governor ParrisoN in poli-
tics and administrative purpose was
not elected. Many measures tending
to better government would thus have
been secured. As matters are situated
the Governor will only be able to re-
commend. It is not likely that an ad-
| verse majority in the Legislature will
adopt the wholesome ‘measures of re-
| form which he will urge upon them.
IA Republican Legislature will be
‘averse to ballot reform. The advan-
| tage of the party leaders lies in the
present defective system. They have
had, in the recent election, another il-
lustration of its usefulness to them.
It is altogether probable that the Gov-
ernor will fail in inducing that body to
pass laws that will enforce the consti-
tution in regard to corporations, and
there is an equal unlikelihood of his
success in getting a Republican Legis
lature to enact such lawe as will bring
about a proper equalization of taxes.
But still, much has been gained for
the public benefit and for Democratic
advantage by the great reduction of
the Republican legislative majority.
In the last Legislature their prepon-
derance was such that it could have
been independent of the executive veto.
In the new one the majority will be
but 50, a strength that will be inade-
quate to the passage of objectionable
and obnoxious legislation over the
Governor's objection. In the matter
of apportionment, for instance,there will
be no Republican gerrymandering.
It will also be impossible in the face of
the Governor's interposition to con-
tinue the legislation favoring corpor-
ate interests which has so long been
the prevailing policy of the Republican
law-makers. For this, at least, there
is cause for thankfulness.
The Bradford (Towanda) Repub-
lican comes out in a strong article re-
commending General Hastinas for the
United States Senate. What is re-
markable about the article is its ex-
pression of the opinion that it is about
time to bounce Dox CaMeroN o1t of
the Senatorial position he has held
so long.
—You should read the Warcama N.
The former receives a |
Which of the Two Is tho Worse ?
The admirers of Mr. PARNELL, and
the friends of the Irish cause,are great-
ly disconcerted by the outcome of the
O'Shea divorce suit in which the Irish
leader was made co-respondent. Capt.
O'SHEA brought the suit on the ground
that his wife had been criminally 1nti-
mate with PARNELL. No defense was
made, which was an admission
of the truth of the charge.
This will certainly injure if not posi-
tively ruin Mr. ParRNELL'S influence as
leader of the Irish national movement:
It is generally admitted that it
will end his usefulness in the
great cause in which he has so long
been conspicuously serviceable and in-
But should it have this effect?
Does the offense he has committed un-
fit him for the performance of a high
public duty? Does it impair the qual-
ity of his patriotism? Should it re-
move him from his position as a na-
tional leader?
A similar offense did not deprive his
country of the service of ALEXANDER
Hauivron. That eminent American,
who, notwithstanding the objectionable
character of some of his political theo-
ries, did his country great service in
founding the fiscal system upon which
the financial affairs of our government
have since been conducted, confessed
to the sin of adultery in the midst of
his official services. Our forefathers
weren't 80 squeamish as to allow Ham-
1LTON’s confession of his incontinence
to deprive them of the benefit of his
public usefulness. They knew he was
honest and honorable in public affairs,
and that to them was a sufficient
gauge of the fitness of a public man.
At this later day official dishonestv is
overlooked if it is glossed by outward
moral observances. A great party
which probably might feel itself scan- |
dalized if one of its leaders were detect-
ed ir an offense like Mr. PARNBLL'S,
does not hesitate to vindicate the rob-
bery of a State Treasury.
Adultery and theft are both repre-
hensible. Neither of them should be
committed by public or private charac-
ters. But which of the two, if practiced
by men in public station, is the more
calculated todo a public injury? Con-
demn the adulterers, but at the same
time punish the thieves. ;
The Figures of the Recent State Elec-
The great popular interest taken in
the recent State election is shown by the
tact that the vote cast was the largest
ever polled at any election except that
of 1888, it being 928,264, but a few
thousands less than the vote of two
The gubernatorial vote was |
years ago.
divided as foilows : Parrison,464,209;
DeLaMATER, 447,655; GIL, 16,175;
RyNDER, 225, thus giving PaTrisoN a
plurality of 16,544, and a majority of
144 over all. In every county but one
DeLaMATER ran behind his ticket, the
single exception being Monroe county.
The very best evidence of his ob-
jectionable character was furnished by
the circumstance that he was badly
beaten in his own county of Crawtord,
which has always been Republicad by
a decidedly large majority. The Pro-
hibition vote fell off 16,000, it being
but one-half of that which was given
Worre in 1884, while the Labor vote
has virtually disappeared. The insigni-
ficant number of 225 votes cast for Ry~-
per shows with what ccntempt QuaY's
scheme to draw off the labor vote by
means of a stool-pigeon was regarded
by the working people.
The vote for Lieutenant Governor
gives Warres a plurality of 22,365,
and Secretary of Internal Affairs STEw-
ArT has a plurality of 25,473.
There can be no question that thous-
andsof fraudulent votes were counted
for the Quay State ticket. If these had
been omitted from the count, and the
influence of money would nothave had
its effect, the entire Democratic State
ticket would have been elected, and
PATTISON'S najority would be at least
20,000 more than it is. The Austra.
lian ballot system would have reme-
died this evil. The actailnment of bet-
ter Stale government requires ballot
In getting up a religious revival
it can hardly be expected that the
Redskins will score much of a success.
Sitting Bun was never built for an
What Gave the Victory.
There can be no disguising the fact
that the passage of the McKinley tariff
bill had more to do with the defeat of
the Republican party at the recent
elections than any other influence that
affected popular sentiment. The wide
extent of the defeat showed that there
was no local agency at work; and no
other question so completely covered
the field of dissatisfaction and disaffec-
tion as did that of increased tariff taxa-
tion. The most hide-bound tariffites
are beginning to see what hurt them.
The,change which their view is reluc-
tantly undergoing was outlined in the
following expression of a prominent
Republican Senator at Washington
the other day :
We must wait to see what the McKinley
bill will accomplish in the next two years and
we must again assert ourselves as strong ad-
vocates of the principles of that bill, or we
must go down. It cannot be disguised that
the Democrats won this victory by sticking
steadily to the policy outlined by President
Cleveland in his message to Congress. An At-
tempt was made in the St. Louis Convention to
induce the committee to formulate a platform
to ignore Mr. Clgveland’s position, and that at-
tempt failed.
The platform upon which Mr. Cleveland was
elected, strengthened by his courageous posi-
tion, was re-incorporated into the St. Louis
platform, and as a result the Democratic party
met temporary defeat; but the battle this year
was fought squarely on these same lines and
the result of itis that we are defeated. Of
course there were outside causes which aided
the Democracy, but a Republican who tries tc
make himself believe that the McKinley bill
waa not the prime cause of the Republican de-
feat simply sticks his head in the sand in order
that he may not see the danger. Noone else
| is blinded but himself.
Neither would it have been wise to have put
| off passage of the McKinley bill until this
{ winter. It had to go through in the last ses-
sion if it went through at all, and if the coun-
| try is as dissatisfied with it two years from now
' as it was on the 4th day of this month, then the
defeat of the Republican party in the elections
! of 1892 is inevitable. Neither Blaine nor any
| other man can save us.
This Senator has not only a proper
comprehension of what inflicted the
greatest injury to his party in the re-
cent contest, but he has also a clear
perception of GRrovER CLEVELAND'S
sagacity in basing the Democratie con-
tention upon the question of reducing
tariff taxation. The Democrats stead-
fastly adhered to the doctrine of his
great message, and won, and they will
win on it in the next Presidential
———They have a law in New York
State which requires candidates to cer-
tify to the election expenses they in-
curred in the campaign in which they
had been engaged. It is intended to
prevent the improper use of money in
elections, but whether it has that effect
is questionable. If a candidate is dis-
honest enough to resort to the use of
boodle to secure an election, will he be
honest enough ‘o make a correct re-
| turn of his expenses ? The certificates
| handed in since the last election include
that of Mayor Grant which shows
that his re-election cost him $7,
238.95, which is the highest bill thus
far received. Candidate Loomis, who
ran for Assembly on the Prohibition
ticket, filed his bill for five cents,
which would look as if no corruption
entered into his part of the campaign.
——Last Tuesday evening a number
ot Williamsport Republicans made an
excursion to Lock Haven to pay their
respects to congressman-elect HorkiNs
and to congratulate him on his elec-
tion. Considering the close shave by
which their candidate escaped defeat
in a district which ordinarily gives a
big Republican majority, their congrat-
ulations were no doubt appreciated by
Mr. Hopkine. It is not stated what
part the Democrats of Lock Haven,
who helped to give him his small ma-
jority, took in this demonstration.
—— Last year the corn crop of the
country averaged tweaty-six bushels to
the acre. This year the average is but
nineteen. Such a falling off is not a
proper response to the protecting care
which McKiNLEY has kindly extended
to the agricultural productions of the
country. Corn should have made a
more grateful return for this favor.
Potatoes did even worse in being more
of a failure, although they were espe-
cially cared for by the McKinley bill:
——Senator INGALLS is said to have
had an offer of $15,000 a year to edit
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
He had better accent the editorial offer
as it isn’t likely that his senatorial job
will last much longer.
Spawls from the Keystone,
—A catamount was shot in Lebanon county
last week.
—Thieves stole the watch dog from a Lan-
caster house.
—The cost of tuition in this State was $6,
937,689 last year.
—Six men shot forty-seven rabbits in a fifty
acre field at Linfield.
—A Scranton female, aged 70 years, works
out her road tax every year.
—A West Grove man 50 years old never cast
a vote until the recent election. :
—A Pittsburg youth has been arrested for
stealing a piano from his mother.
—The Altoona shops of the Pennsylvania
Railroad cover 367,314 square feet.
—A newly opened oil well at Pittsburg has
been named the Governor Pattison.
—Albert Kull, a Pottsville boy, killed an owl
with a toy gun charged with a nail.
—Deer, bears and catamounts infest the
Blue Mountain woods near Lebanon.
—During the past year there have been 829
cases of typhoid fever in Berks county.
—Farming in Chester county has been more
profitable this year than for a long time.
—A four-ton lump of coal passed through
Pottsville recently on its way to New York.
—A Pittsburg politician says the Republican
campaign cost between $700,000 and $1,000,000.
—A farmer at Pineville caught a thief in his
corn-crib, and, locking him in, held him pris-
—A lyceum and debating society have been
organized by the Baptist Church people at
—J. J. Houck, of Reading, and a companion
recently shot 1000 ducks in one day at Perry-
ville, Md.
~The honey product last summer of Fred
Alderfer’s bees, near Harleysville, was 3400
—A house in Allentown, said to be haunted,
has been occupied by six families in four
—The daily shortage of box cars on the
Pennsylvania Railroad at Pittsburg is from
500 to 600.
—A 15-year-old boy was attacked by a foot-
pad in Norristown a few nights ago and rob-
bed of his watch.
—On the farm of the late Josiah Nicholas,
in Bucks county, there has been growing a
second crop of apples.
—Detwiler’s blacksmith shop at Allentown
is said to be the largest and most perfectly
equipped in the State.
—Under the weight of 1500 bushels of corn
the barn of U. B. Boyer, at Ercildoune, col-
lapsed several days ago.
—A young man at Easton invited a party of
girls to drive, but ha behaved so badly that
the girls had him arrested.
—Guiseppe Lamonto turned an adandoned
freight car into a speak-easy and sold liquor
to Reading Railroad laborers.
—Daniel Dutt, of Allentown, has been put
under bonds for trial on the charge of gam-
bling at the Lehigh County Fair.
—The Halloween pranks of some West Ches-
ter boys have cost them a deal of trouble and
some money before a Magistrate.
—Mayor Lehr, of Allentown, has notified the
Salvation Army to stop its street meetinge on
the ground that they are a nuisance.
—Coroner’s jury at Butler has discovered
that J. J. Covert, who dropped dead in the
‘glass works, “died by the visitation of God.”
~—-A Bristol woman, while cleaning a chicken
the other day, found in its craw a bass hook
with a minnow on it and a piece of fish-line
—In some portions of the fields in Bristol
township the early sown wheat is turning yel-
low, owing, it is supposed, to he ravages of the
Hessian fly.
—A dance at Millersburg was broken up by
the appearance of an irate wife, who caught
her husband leading the set with a buxom
young girl.
—Mrs. Anna Levan, of Windom, Lancaster
county, Monday received a Government
check for $2415.80 for back pension allowed for
her husband's death.
—An unknown man on Saturday laid hishead
on the Lehigh Valley track in front of a coal
train to Coplay to commit suicide, but was
saved, by workmen at the quarry.
—Harry Burgoyne, a well known farmer of
Lansdowne, was crushed to death on Saturday
last, while felling a tree, which caught him in
its descent and pinned him to the earth.
—Out of compliment toa bridal couple a
train was stopped at Buena Vista, and this ac-
tion averted a serious accident, which could
not have been avoided had the train gone on,
—William Cook, of Easton, a Lehigh Valley
Railroad brakeman for eighteen years, met
with his first accident the other night, when
he had his foot cut off at Mauch Chunk by the
—The Baumstown (Berks county)’ post of
fice, established fifty years ago, has had no
postmaster since Franklin J. Linderman re-
sighned on October 13. No one wants the po=
gition, as it only pays $3) a year.
—Executions and judgments amounting to
$26,875 were entered in the Prothonotary’s of-
fice at Doylestown on Saturday against Same
uel B. Larzalere, of Doylestown township. He
is one of the largest farmers in that section.
—Hugh Stewart, aged 31 years, while intoxis
cated on Thursday broke into the house of his
sister, Mrs. Hugh Gilmore, of §Altoona, when
his nephew struck him with a baseball bat, so
badly fracturing his skull that he died next
—A little daughter ‘of William Fisher, of
Reading, escaped from her home early Satur=
day morning and walked in her sleep to the
iron gates of the First Presbyterian Churebh,,
where a policeman fonnd her, waked her up
and took her nome.
—The Pardon Board has refused a rehear-
ing to the Nicely brothers, the murderers of
Herman Umberger, in Somerset county, but
has recommended a pardon to George Evans,
of Clearfield, convicted of murder in the sec-
ond degree and sentenced to twenty years
—A man claiming to be John West, alias
James Wright, of New Brighton, surrendered
to the Scranton police, saying he was the mur-
dered of Perry James at his, home, and was
tired of roaming the county to avoid arrest.
He is regarded as insane, and will be held
pending inquiry.
—While on a scouting expedition against
the Indians thirty-seven years ago John Gif-
ford, of Willistown township, Chester county,
was shot in the breast. He has frequently
since felt the bullet, and on Wednesday last it
came through the flesh under his right shoul-
der and dropped among his clothing.